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Value for money for normal usage
11 December, 2014
Purchased on 8-Dec-2014, writing review on 11-Dec-2014. Previously used Android phones and Nokia Lumia 520.
Indeed a very good phone for its price and in its segment. I am currently using single deactivated sim in it.
Touch is good but not as good as of Lumia 520 or Lumia 730. Same applies for display and battery. Having said that, all touch, display and battery are in no way bad. High resolution videos look good with decent colors (dont expect it to look like Lumia 730/830 which are much costlier). Battery lasts 1 day with 100% wifi on, net surfing, some music listening, social networking, some software updates/installs, some gaming etc. No heating problem and hangs for me. But yes, at some points it feels bit slower than Lumia 520/730. Back cover feels too cheap and needs some backup in the form of some solid back cover. Screen does catch finger prints. Black color back panel is NOT glossy as is Orange and Green, but still catches some finger prints. Loud speaker / ringer sound is loud enough for day-to-day use, but not too loud. Cameras have already been talked about a lot. I find them satisfactory to my usage.
Tap to wake-up is a very handy feature, and believe me its just one of many good features which Windows Phone 8.1 gives, another one being changing lock screen background randomly with our Facebook photo albums. Cortana is decent, though still evolving, but can perform simple functions easily. Hidden navigation buttons need some time to adjust with, but we get option to keep them visible all the time. For me, I have become used to hide/unhide them quickly. Setting up mail / social network accounts etc is damn easy and quick.
Overall, having used Android for more than 2 years, and Windows Phone OS for more than one year now, I can confidently is way better than Android for non-developers/normal users who want the phone just for simplicity.
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